Fire flares up in same Windcrest home twice in 1 night

2 men displaced after home is destroyed

Firefighters in Windcrest were called to put out a fire in one home not once, but twice, in one night.

WINDCREST, Texas – Firefighters in Windcrest were called to put out a fire in one home not once, but twice, in one night.

The second time around, the home, located in the 200 block of Driftwind, sustained extensive damage.

Fire crews responded to the original call before 12:30 a.m. Tuesday and found fire inside the structure.

The two men who lived there already had escaped safely.

Firefighters quickly put out the fire, containing the damage to just a couple of rooms.

A few hours later, an arson investigator noticed flames coming from the roof and called crews back to the scene.

They say because the home’s doors and windows were open due to the first fire, the wind was able to whip through and spread the flames throughout the structure.

By the time firefighters were able to extinguish that fire, it had caused damage throughout the home and into the garage.

They were not able to say right away what caused the fire.

One firefighter was taken to a hospital by ambulance after he sprained his ankle while stepping off a sidewalk.

He is expected to be OK.


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